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Three new railway lines are project 4 in Turkey, Cuban railroads are cotuiellel bjr tbelr charter! to carry malls free. Japan lent 61 hlp through the Suez canal lout year, or more than Spain (34) or Denmnrk (37) nnd near If un many n Italy (82). The lloangho, or Yellow rlter, of Chlnn, la 2,801) mllra III length, mid drains a territory equal to one-third the nrca of the I'nltcd States. The new Spanish Income tax sclied Hie la based on the Idea of taxing busi ness protlts wherever found. Hunks mutt pay 13 per cent, of their lncuni to the government, besides Ave per cent, more on nil dividend paid, unite ordinary corporations must pay 12 per cent, on Income and right per cent, on dividends. The marshy ground of the tlnnges Helta, with Mm vast masses of rcgcta tlon, decaying under n tropical sun. Is the native home of the rholern In that pestilential region the cholrra and plague are found every year nnd all the year round. I'.very rholern epi demic which has desnlatril Kurope, every visitation of the plague, Is be llevrd to have started from the mouth of the (laiigcs, llolognn's to square leaning tow ers, the (larlseiidu nnd the Aelnclll, which arc more startling thnn the tower nt I'lsn. nre safe. A rumor nils slnrlrd t lint thry shnwril signs of vu'iikenlng, Itut n couimlsslon uf engineers pronounces thrm ns solid ns ever. The Asluclli toer Is 31J fret high nnd wns Imllt In 1100. Thctlnrl sciidn wns Kill It a year Inter and was iirlgliintly taller, lint Is now only 113 fret high. Its Inclination, however, la jreuter than that of the other tower. FRENCH FACTS. Onld has hern discovered nt Clalrnc, In Frnnrc, durlni; the sinking of a veil. France's nnniinl ronsumptlon of wheat (tiieliidliig seed wheat) Is 3 in,. S3l),IHK) bushels. This hnppens to he nne of the coin pariilltrly few years In which the wheal harvest Is unequal to meeting the homo consumption uf bread In France. Two bird stories rome from Friincc. According to la- I'lgnro u canary lirreder nnmeil llourec Is going to rnlse red cnnurles by feeding the par ent birds on cayenne pepper. He hns succeeded so far III raising birds of un orange-red tint. French poachers are making big hauls of partridges nnd other gallic birds by using autumn biles with nets mid n bright light. They run the automobiles nt a swift pace along the public roads, nnd the birds, attracted by the light, tly Into the nets. There seems to be no vio lation of existing game hiwa In the practice. MUNICIPAL NOTES. THE TAU ENDS OF THINGS. The largest artesian well In tin world Is 14 Inches In diameter and 64 feet deep. It la at Cerrltos, In California. To prevent stoves, or even farm utensils, from rusting, when nSt In use, rub them over with a rag dipped Into kerusrne. Milwaukee Is laying cement curbs and gutters, In the place of the ens tomary stone, and the experiment la said to be wholly satisfactory. The vacation visitor to Maine In re cent seasons has been so numerous nnd so generous In his expenditures that the prosperity of the I'lne Tree State has taken long leaps nhend. The erawn that will probably be used for Queen Alexandra nt the coronation nrxt yrar Is that made for Mary of Modenn, the wife of the second .lames. It has 3.073 while diamonds and 23 rubles, besides many smaller stones. An Ingenious Frenchman has In vented an nrtlHrlnl worm. It Is made of bulla ritlilirr, Is Intruded for Isilt, Is indestructible and completely fools the tlsh. With this worm no time Is Inst In baiting I lie honk, as then- It remains until the llsheriunn chooses to remove It, There nre 153 cotton mills In oper ation or under construction In Snnlh Cnrollt'n, nnd on the basis of the as. scssnrs' returns their actual value Is $.H.noovi. 'j-Jds makes cotton matin fncturlng nil extremely Important In dustry In a state of the sire nnd ueiillh of South Carolina. Chicago has Invested close to $1,000, 000 In golf grouuds. Fnlrmoiiut park, at Philadelphia, tnlus 2,710 ncrrs; Central park, New York, Hll nrrrs. Nome's population this winter Is estimated at about 3.000, which Is 1,500 less than last winter. The first manufactory of edged tools, including nxes, hatchets, chis els and cutlery, was opened In Hurt ford, t'onu.. In the ".ear IttSA. 1'rrvlous to that date It Is snld that coarse butcher knives mid hunting knives were made by blacksmiths, and the better quality uf cutlery was Import ad from l.nglnnd. The Municipal Art society, of New York, will exhibit at the SI. Louts ex position a iiiimIcI city block, full size, Intended to show wliul n city might be If designed from the start by com petent nrtlsts and engineers. Ilulhl lugs, sidewalks, pavements, sewers, lamp-posts, signs, will nil be us per fect as they can be made. A WOMAN NEVER T.llies to give money to woman alms solicitors. Tells the exact truth regarding the aire of her shoes. Wmitn a saleswoman to think econ omy regulates a purchase. tlltrs up In an nrgiiiiient so long us the ran tlnil n word to answer bark. Frankly admits 1 tint she has been nit.tf.il ,.f tlm.t nt. kl.l.i.l.i.p V Is quite willing to confess that mi other womun has inure tact than she. Misses nn opportunity to tell of the trouble she has w ith her dressmaker. Wastes much time over the'selec tlon of hosiery when bright colors prevail. Has time to see the mini who likes to gossip about other women's pretty gowns. Learns to leave nn evening company until sic has had a conlldentliil chat with tin hostess. Philadelphia Hub letln. JUST A MATTER OF WORDS. The term enrnt merely mentis n twenty-fourth part of any given weight. The word tomboy, now applied ton rude young woman, formerly meant a rude young man or boy. Furlong wns nt first a furrow long, or the distance that a pair of oxen would plow In halt an hour. Itosewood Is not the wood of uny spcclcs of rote tree, nor is It red. Its fragrance gives it Its name. A vagabond was originally only a traveler or person who went from place to place -vlth or without a dellnitc object. Timber drulem nlwnys talk of a large piece of mahogany or oak as a log, while u truck of llrvvood Is a flr-Ilole, and of other timber a. baulk. CURIOUS IK FORMATION. Fan 1'rnnelseo la to have n five- story olllce building exclusively for ' physicians. ! Dtiillil llie Itmi nf Itu. miiii'm rlmtiii gives the length of the tilghtl double that of his setting gives the length nf the day. lleef and herring hnxr exactly the same value ns food. Taking beef as ion In units nf food value, duck Is worth 101, salmon 104, butter 121. Mount l.ilgtciimh. In Alnska, has on nf the largest craters In Un worn!, Is-liig tile mllra In diameter, which Is filled with delist! forests 2,000 feet below tho rim. The sugar rune of China la snld by botanists to Ih an entirely distinct species from that of India, nutl this fact Is supposed to Indicate that the development of sog.ir cane was cur ried on Independently by two ill Her eof nations nt the same lime. The word "habit' Is one of the most peculiar In our language. If you like n IT flu- first Idler, you still have "a bit." If you remove the sec ond, the word "bit" Is still on hand. Decapitate that by removing the "li," nutl "It" Is still a word. Take off the "1." nutl .von find the old "habit" not "l" totally destroyed. GOSSIP OF ACTORS. Phil May, the caricaturist, Is going In appear on the stage In Uiudoii In a play that has leu written for him. Kir lle.nr Irving is shy about of fering pusses to cnb drivers since one declined the favor with the remark: "The missus prefers the waxworks." Soma one nsked Sarah Ilrriihardl recently In Paris If It were true I but she had fallen a victim In the auto mobile crne. "Not ,nt nil," the netress replied, "hut 1 hnve had to get one In order In ride In It nnd thus escape ls-lng run over by one," llenealogy presents some curious problems in the ease of Mine. Patti. She was born 111 Madrid, her father a native of Catania In .Sicily and her mother n native nf Home. She was brought up by an American stepfa ther In the 1'nlleil .States, married two French husbands, Isefort she set tled down hi Wales, and Is now the Wife of n Swedish nobleman. To pre. vent any illllleulty In consequence of this complex statu of affairs In con nection with her property she has taken out letters of naturalization ns u llrlllsh subject. FORMER BRITISH SOVEREIGNS Henry VIII, wns enormously fnt nnd easily oierheatrd. At the slight, est exertion his face became purple. 1-Mvttird 1. was six feel two Inches high, and It Is suld that the tlpi or Ids middle lingers extended below Ids knees. Kltahctli, In her old nge, hud u red tinse mid was ii;ry much ashamed of It, One of her maids of honor has left a very curious account of the scrupulous care with which the queen's nose was painted and pow dered before any public appearance, (leorge IV. was fond of perfumes, but did not enre for the l.ngllsh manufacture. He had nil his per fumes brought from Paris, and a fac tory In south France was Kept run ning full time during the season In milking perfume for the king and royal family. TOLD IN NUMDEKS. Water l 820 times heavier than nlr. The death rate In the United States Is 17.4 per 1.000 population. A tumbler contains iibout ten ounces of water; u teacup six ounces, Hlx bushels of flue wheat when ground leld 2S0 pounds of flour. A barrel of water fills u box two by two feet and 17 1-3 Inches deep. The census shows that the number of Indians 111 Massachusetts Increased from 423 In 18'J-i to 5H7 In l'JOO. The ofllclul entomologists of Georgia predict that within a few years the Umpire state of the south will contain more thuu 1UO,000,UOU fruit trees. HOW ROYALTY SLEEPS. The king of Italy cannot sleep hi cept upon a very hard bed. He dis penses with the use of pillows. lie uses sheets of the very coarsest web and sleeps like a top. Queen Victoria went to bed quite late, although she was a comparative ly early riser. Year In and year 'out her average time uf going tnbed was 10: IS. A lady In waiting was deputed to read her to sleep. i Queen Wllhelinliii goes to bed about II o'clock and gets up early. On rls-1 Ing she takes a stroll around the park , and visits the stubles. Ilerbedsteudls HOW CLOTHES GOT NAMES. Mackintosh Is the name of' Its Id Vcntor. 'Tmbrella" is from "iitnbri," a lit tie shade. The word "gown" coinen from the Welsh "gwn.M "Trniiteeau" comes from the French "troussr," a bundle. "Slays" express support, from the French word "ratal." "Corset" Is a J'rriieh word, from "corps," the body, and the diminutive "eltr" namely, a little body. "Uarter" comes from "Jarretlere,' of monumental size, being broad"1' French word, and "garelto.' the enough for six nnd proportionately Italian, which denotes the bend of the deep. I knee. I'niperor William Is a soldier even' "Pocket" nienns "poke." a bug or when he goes to bed, for he sleeps on Pouch, with the diminutive, the pocket a regulation camp bed. such as his of-1 1'" nf ''"I" Inserted III a fleers use. The bed clothing Is of the 'Rarment or any other article, rough regimental pattern, lie retires "Hose" Is an Anglo-Saxon Herman at II i. in. nnd Is up nnd dressed soon I word, derived from the Icelandic nfter five a. in. ."hsa." ".Strce" Is the Anglo-Saxon for Leopold 111., the king of the llel-, Mocking, which means a trunk, gluns, goes tnbed late, lie spends half ' We derive "polonolse" from the the n n it work Iiil' ami read ne. Ill i I "ies, wno can ineir sorioiii ine WHAT OUR POETS SAY. stroiigcontrnst tohls neighboring sov erelgn, he uses an ordinary bedstend, without any othrr luxury than a quilt of swuusdown. lie Is a very chilly mortal. The ear of llussla has the greatest dlllleiilty In gettinrugond night's rest, nnd let he Is what idil-fashloned peo ple call "n lover of the bed." He dreads the night. Ills bedroom Is til wn.vs brilliantly lighted, like a recep tion-room. He oflen sutlers from pnlnnlet but "pelisse" conies from the Latin "plllleea," which was generally made of fur. The word "costume" Is derived from the French word signifying custom, and drett from the French word ilto.fr, to make strah'ht. and this Is derlvrd from derlgir, to direct. Petticoat conies from the Anglo. Nortn.in outdoor garment, which wns rnlled "entle" and was siibs.-qiirntly modified Into co.it. Petticoat, or mil II neiite Insomnia and makes fn iiiient cont. Is due to petty, slgnlf.v ng small nun is from me Angm-Mixon worn m-,v r'nti, to shorten. We have conic to enns'iler th.it which enters the loner use of chloral. HOUSEWIFELY HINTS. Throw new sponges In cold water mill let them soal. four or III c hours. To prevent n riM from curling, sew n piece of furniture webbing lilting the under ttlge tif tin corners. A small box of lime In the pantry will help In keep the ulrdry ami purr) ii siiouiii nt reiietveti ticciisioaaiiy. i part of the body ns n th'rl nnd the upper pari the bodice, ti e word bcdlee being the plural nf body, fur mure thnn one bodice Is mostly worn. INDIVIDUALITIES. Ilev. Dr. Joseph Doinbriiivskt Is the rector of the only Polish throtoglciil Mud still Ilk enn generally be 'seminary In America, located nt He rrmou-d by rubbing with a piece of trolt. lie wns born In Warsaw, lliinnel. Should u stain prove oIkIii- , studied at the university of Unit eil-y rate, rub It with n piece of linen sal- '"id. part In the reiolutlun of urattil In spirit. 1 To keep out moths use ilium. Wash dipt l.rncst Coldscliinldt, who was mer the creiices of store boxes with I recently mentioned In the ll.ii'tte ns ntiilu water mid sprinkle pondered deserving of pialst for distinguished ilium whereicr It Is suspected Hint iservlte III the South A It lean war, Is n moths Hint make their appearance. "i"1 " 'run) l.iutt, tne onee-iiimoiis A good furniture glue that tlocs not harden and which lias lung been In me In the family from which tin re ceipt Is got In easily mailt-. Dissolve flit cents' worth of gelatin In lite cents' worth of ueetlc aelil and bottle. vocallsl. He belongs to u Wilsh regi ment. TIioiiiis P. Watts, of Louisville, Ky who agreed to eat the targe straw hat he was wearing last election day If the republican ticket should Is lie- lllack Ibce mnv lie wiislit-d In uiimii United In that stale, has engaged a wali r. to uh'tli n little Is.rux has been i el.-liialeil t k t akc the lnk ns added In the proportion of a teaspoon- "K1'1 u possible, fill to a pint. This lace should never -M the general missionary com en be dried by the flic, as It will turn Hon of the Methodist episcopal de rmic. To sponge It use nn old black noiuliiatloii In Pittsburg, lllshop kid glove. j James N. Fifrgernltl, of St. Louis, In- Ten leaves lire useful for other ! fufed the displeasure of Ids fellow things I.e. hie. brushing doors. When j delegates hcciiusi of hU devotion to u few duys old pour boiling water mess, i ue iiisnop is tery foiiil nf anil Mi expert nt the game named, nnd no roiiiplnlnt irgnrillug his fail ever reached him before. "in russiaT" tlusslnn engineers are experiment ing with n military kite which will, It is hoped, prove useful for recuii hollering purposes. The Ittisslau empire contains more than 03 Independent racial groups. It Is n veritable Tower of lUliel. I. ten tox, wife of Hawaii's delegate to eon- i with the omission of SH-crln and Cell- liver thrm, leave till nearly cold, strain nutl use the water for washing paint. White paint luny be cleaned by rub blug It with a dniuiel which has been dipped lu wuttlug. IN WOMAN'S REALM. Miss Mary Clngrtt, daughter of the late Judge W, II. Clugett, of rUa Francisco, bus opened u barlicr sliup Ji Spokane. It Is suld that Mrs. Tlinrnsa Wil frtss, will start a newspaper printed iHH-liulf In Hugllsli mid oiie-lialf In lluituilan. Aliuu Steneel, a 13yeiir-old Califor nia girl pianist, has been accorded inlque honors In llerliii. t'ountess run lliilow has Intlted her to play ill Hie Imperial chancellor's palace' in IVIIIieliiistrasM to an audience of Miblnet ministers, diplomats and Mhcr dlgultnrles. .Mrs. Jenkins, wife of (lot, Jenkins l.f Oklahoma territory. Is a Quaker pri achcr and noted for her charitable lets. She lllls the pulpit of the local (Juaker church every Sunday nnd vis. lis rigularly the 1'nlted htntes Jail II (iullirlc. nnd ministers to the male tin I as well as to the spiritual wants bf the prisoners. GLEANINGS OF FACT. St. Iiuls Is In hnve n newspaper published exclusively for negroes. The relnll price of meats lu Chicago Is higher than It has been for years. Pickled I Is sold lit the barrel. but hooked cod nlnays by the score. trill Asia there remain la llussla, In Kurope ami the t'liucasus uloiie Hi dif ferent peoples. The llusslau goieruiiieiit has sanc tioned the erection of a inoiiuiuciit nt Warsaw to the celebrated Polish composer 1'rcilcrti! Chopin. The Initiators of the projected monument Intend Inviting designs for the work frqm Hrltlsh and foreign sculptors. Ill llussla no meetings of prltate clllens for any purpose are penult led! the privilege of holding meet ings Is granted only to chartered cor porations or associations. All crowds, except lu places of amusement or Worship, are dispersed by the police. No premises can be hired for the pur pose of holding a meeting without a penult from tin police, IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. ill lOoOllcrilliluy Imported 3l,4C0,OO0 worlh of tobacco. The cot I on exported from the United HIiiIcm during the past year amounted to ;i,3.iu,soii,hs pounds, on, ,i....i-ii em iiii.hjji in i in score, , , , . . Any hard steel tool will cut glass "" ",,,Il'r n"w?' 1,1 ''" when kept wet with eniupli.ir ills- h""""''- '"'" '"T """'"'O-'' solved In turpentine. hinder the label of l)n butter. Ifnsllllngjif eggs has nrrlied from , AniMuii wool that from llagdad n distance they should i,, 1, (P, I considered lit-ist. then that from for 21 hours before iulllng them un. I ' 1 'r"m ,"'l""' mi w. ,i i-ur .uu inn, in iiiipurict! cigar lis i- u lien. A great many iiiu-dclnna are bald bended, but no one eier saw a heir less mnii lu Sousa's liaml. This Is be. cause Soiisii won't' hnve bald-headed men among hlx musicians, and not n few of them wear wigs to avoid being cut olT. LONDON TOWN TALK. Loudon soot manures 100,000 unrea of laud u year, The straight front corset Is In greut- The night population of the city of r demand than cter this season, Loudon Is fulling off lit the rate of Stllehrd panne teltet Is consider- about 700 u yeur. Jr. lily uted for trimming cloth tailor rttes, rained nt 11,737.1100, or fully lite times ns many us feu years ago, were consul I In llcrmany. The Imports of Herman fuel Into Swlterlaiid In IMS) were ns follows: Coke, 12ll,2lrtous; coal, l,lf.",4IH tons briquettes, 3H7.H13 tons; total, 1,5711,(11 i tons, I LITTLE HINTS. Of London p roller 53,403 ucren un entered with buildings, 0,443 are parks mid 1S,.V0 ncrea lire taennt land, gowns. The windmill buu of satin ribbon or Veltit Is seen on ninny of the latest London's 2(1 IiIltcsI hotels ri.nr..s..i.i . ilt sluiis lu children's hntt. u capital of 117,000.000, accommodate The very latest walking skirts nre 8,40" guests n night during the season 'made to show the feet to the top nf the uud employ 4,500 servants. Instep, and are of equal length all (1. Foster, of the London county 1 around, council, suggests that tho board of ! CullTure ornaments never wrrelure health shall periodically Inspect re;- I'er than this teuton, and the diversity tiiurant kitchens to prevent dirt, Just j In Ideas makes It easy for every noni us it uow inspects bakehouses. sn to suit herself. Ilsw ofle Ws Kuraell W art toa hetillrtt of the Unit ihltvct Dons lor uur i-umfort b) our dws eick J I Tea thiiuahtlets at lbs chf.k our lips mlatu Kiss ) The irstftul viord-sa ihott a ora la ay I Wt notice not the UrtJ fert hurrlea On our tmall errands; fsll lu titl tha tltrek Word 01 rtoroot, nor tlcktn -slth tht tnnusht j Tbsi uur bluinltrt litt kit 0 hp- m rfhl 1 ssk. 1 Uud trains Ills siiaslt In uur s'.mtde lioiavt, . While hi sisreti tk)wiird fur the rstlisr.i li.; j And liesviii's light i!a)s shuul tht isllnt touts 1 Wtni at our hvsrllisloftet dstl toll ii.d tint- How oiitn we lomet, till disr tired tistuls Alio Irndtr Hstrntul rtts Wvtr. 01 wa. His lor uur tsld' itunkt Hllu liau 1'j.isOis. -Kui wiutina i-kiih, la luuth't font- ysniou. lu sanslilHe t.aMd, Tht dss ale lotii snl brlatit st.rt fslr. The tslis sre uiu-, In Hui.hlni tsndl Nu thousl.t of i.ril isn euitr intu. r-o urcMiu ut Uvu.i. wi iim.ii cri'trv. And aUii. hrsits i.tvr ki.u. Uvipslr. . l.dl'l; 1IUII It builtltll.v I.SIU1. Come, dtr olio; ll.d 111 l.si.o He'll k9 ACIOIt 1l.t I.I..S .w hUI..I... . l.il.c. It Is iiui ur, si.. t,i, 1 kl.UM Tho lulll that Hll.l.. i.uw i..m1i. roH llllt. e'ull tMret tn tuiLinr biitr.it Htm tiuuiin uriut iiut. 111 Huutnint 1-rtl.U. Ooud r,lgl.t, uM Hor.dl W t'tt on the jy 1 101.1 s.t our nor. 10 nurthinv ImiiuI A tllu.e of lliulikt uur llr Htll is i I'u...) Hill sunn l. itsi.ljlll. Uo Ht iniisi n.isuu hiiiv He nu) i ill Uh.l. HI, M Ul till l.l Kllli.l.il.. I. .1 .11 Jtsst. .. i-'ittd, in r.iriu ui.d liiuiiu t All lllil-l'ilstiliitiril WtiiiiiiM. Nu iltv.r, liil.lui.t tn.iikir slm, witii toiiea rteuiu unit ctenr. hlit lut i.ul kliovtii Uu p.iit.t ut fsine. ine huiiu lut utt.r lit -tu 11. r lisliiu. Iluinv It titr klrstluln. lut-i lm iltiuir kite tttks liu ult..r VimIiU ul (-utitl. .iiuuiiti 11. r 11011.1.11 I.. all. in tun.eC. vs ru111.1i suine iwsi.i.u smIi.i tnsliiu.id, At.d nit. sit nuiui si., uu.rt. Hi 111 r ult inset in. .in. Hum-;. til.v ktips tit-r Isltti Ul.sll.tUtlHtll tllll iiiiu run 1 ine tsi 111 11. auosi m,,i 111, Tlitt ssd uiu luitli't a unshiir ptscs A.I lur the tlilitl.llle ol In 1 isce, ll.r vim time- k iilistiuit iIiiuhs. And limits ure li'ippitr Hlitic sliv gort, . Hililir, t.it'HI-t),ll IllissvliUtr. Tu Hliltl. r lots Itunk IIimI lur hsrt -I. il. 4luulkull,l), In .V I, Witkl). 'I est ssl rtsll-.ties. I'irh.ips lu Hut inilliniilsl Iiius tt I II I IIUllullB Hit UHlllt, Ul'li liltl Isltueu In tt'tt) III And it I hu ftsrt u lute. Suur tuiiiir Imtitiiit hoii'I gti loit. Your llUIISstt Hill not tMg, 'in. iiioloiut.in Hill Hltas ttep tt t.tlltr't-r -I ear )till Hug, luur shoo tults utter Hill art thin, ttiiir t'Uiioiis hoii'I tome un, lutir filtuus Hill ulvin)s tliruH tIIUlUttt .i.d 1.1 vtr slop lu si-un II m.lkrt Ut tllllte Hhtlte'tr He Ihtiik Ul ult this r .onion Kre.il--Alid t I lie suitlnn thought oecurtt li t tr lung lo null. Watlilngtoii titsr. the Hume l.lulil. The list lit of hulnt's H Hondruut light. Ho ifiuttr It lit ttilnteg. Hu toft II follows llilnusti the night. Our nesry riMd outlining. TIumikIi lunwly slid fur )eurs Herosia, Ksr from Itis oust nlio love ut. Vrl ever tlllnrs III llgtlt of tiolnr, Uke tlod's grate tirrud shove us. Hie llglit of liuine't a Htitidrout light, Tlirmigli life II foll'ini, setinliig. Vet hIisii Hllh sgs tl.-t tislr It white, I'Usr In Itis front 'Its gUsmtiig, It thlnet from whtrs our loved ontt trs. Oh, Hits It love's divining! And through Hit gsii-t uf htsven sjsr At Ust He tve II ttitiitngt -Itllilt) 1). Htundert, In N. Y Wrtkly, I'ttwr list r. 1 sre him sttt and ts : "Alst, Pour ho) I" Kot thai he's of the hungry rlstt. Poor boy I lilt ftee It nslihtr thin nor psle. I've tir-ird htm tell no uiotliig tsla Ol ursutt llng 'ntstli ths grutt, Puur buy I lls's ftnrly tlrettsd. Slid )it I kuyt "Puur l-oyt" What allies Slut Isuntt are flung his way. Poor Imi) t lilt foollth niotlier kei p lilt curlt t'luiiK o'er lilt ttiiiultttrs like a girl's Hi's IHiltw )esrs old 11 he's H ds, poor boy! -H. li. Kls.r, In Chicago IKcotd-llrratd. The llHiillsl. Wtien 1 sin gtllin Slut ferllng blue. Why dott nil turlh teem ihut us), toor Wtitn I uin fitting I.:-. tlitt and gu. Why dots Itie Hhole norlil tttm at fdsyf When I nnt toilthtd Willi tiite divine, Why did the ttsit mole bilghll thlnct When Jeitlotity or huts controlled, Why did lit ttsrs ul once gruw told? I toinrilinrt frsr In t.iiriltnttt With turh rttiiomlbtllty. 1'or rnrvil or belter, bin! or -terse, I rtguluie the unlvcrsel Ifoustbtild Wordt, lite Heller .nm. 1 thougtit In write 11 ertri., tHrl-t tnng . Tluii Hiiutd ttirlll Itietrnittof msny nun . ttini'iiuiiy noin grri.i ni.u tirong. Undilng wordt from tlvlngpin Hut all unsung tnuie bnck to ine Ths lui.t-lttt nnlss. Hllh tnipiy rlnit. They hart not rescind huintiiJly Nurtoottii-d one iitsrt'stinhltttrdttlnr, In idly furu intilhrr'e wns, 1 Htote 11 simple, heartfelt layj A eiiimti of eomfolt tu bttlow, Ai.d llglit. prrrhanLe, ilsrk torrow's wsy, Men lovtd my tongund priilsed euth p.nt, Ai.d tu lis t-vtry fuuli trtmtd bllndj It triui-hsd l)is etiord of inothtrhrsil Artl tot It intirhid nil hiimna kind. Mlr.r.le Mcllurr.vy. In Wtlltprlng. A stinsr sif 'ttvltttt. In my gifts I Irani far As the nttdy nations are North nnd south And tint nnd wtttl (Jtvtrs' truvila sre Ihebttt. In mv itlfts I dig a mine tionn Hhere lordllttt trtuturtt thine ilratltude of hearts oiirrtted invert' Klundlket art the tint. In my gifts 1 mount and rise Through lite reschet of the tklts To n Iftsvtn of Joy and rest; tilvtrt' Hlngt are far tho brat. Amos It, Welti, In K. V. Indti-rrdent. osslblHIIrs. A Utile rift among the clouds To Ut tho tunthlnt through. And lo' Hits day Out was to dsrk It brlghtcnvd and ntvv glorlts mark The ways that wt r.uriue. A sinltt that cottt the gtvtr naught, A little word of prnltr, And tome one, wsvtrlnr. may tska The Hsy whtrttn hit work tbolt maka Itlm hsppy all his naa. B. 12. Klttr, In Chicago Iticord-lftratsL ABOUT POSTAGE STAMPS. The "wheel" surcharge on the rrctat Issues of Salvador has Iveen described aa a aunburat. The 'Jsrion. Colombian ltepubll. arnvlslnnals, March, IS9I, Issue, wera largely bought up by a dealer In (lar ton, who nt llrsl wns the sole aoiirc of supply of the stamps. One nt the most Interesting sights appealing to the Interest of the phil atelic tourist In Kurope Is the fa tuous stnttip botirsi of Pnrls, The Parisian stamp "bourse," which vir tually Is but it convocation of curb stone brokers, with nil the seml-ro-tnatittu associations that cluster nbont It, Is n Itxturc of fact nnd III conse qiienre there Is some excuse, perhaps, for the exaggerations and distortions with which It hns been described by the press of probably nil elvlllfcd countries In the course of the occa sional artlrle on philately. It had Ita conception late In the Sn'a. Thlrty.llve yearn ngo, when the col lection of postnge stamps wna thought to be mere child's ptuv, the stamps worth hiindrrds of dollars to-day ctiiihl be bought for n few ceuta each. A few years later lite dollars wna the highest price ashed for the rarest stamps, with 11 few exceptions, such as post utllcc, Mauritius, lieiiuloii, etc. At that period the collection nf coin, was csleemed a proer pursuit for st Hons men, nlul the price obtained by dealers In America for ordinary coins wns from two to ten times whnt It asked to-tlay for the smiie cuius, The fashion of slump colli ct Inn wr.xrd greater encli yrar, as that of coin 1 !'! liTtlng wiiuctl. Of course, tin- well known I'leal unities Sin v i- gem , nily helil their prices, 11 ml In tome in aliims eteu Inere.isetl. It Is nil Intel rsllng speculation whether roll. s pud stumps will nut begin to climigc the.i relations to each oilier, sSCHCOL AND COLLUGB. Michigan's school fluid permits of n per 0.1 pi I a appropriation of Iw.i dul-lais. Prof. Henry M. Ilnwr, of the schoi tif mines, Columbia university, hu Itceti ctcflfd 1111 lioiinitiry lueinbei of the llusslau technical school nt S' Petersburg. I. mum Henry, of Knoxtllle, ngi t-7, has lircn the slur pupil III the Hail port I'oliirett scliool there ftn kIi weeks. She lost her hiisliunil, who wns lm ytiirs old, about a yenr ngt, unit coiicliiilitl to enter school ns u curt for ennui. The report of the University ('l ib nf New Vol I, i lly shows that the total membership is S,l' exclusive of army nnd navy olllcers. 111 this 1111111. her Coluinbla has '.'ul; Yale, h;3 Harvard, A7U, nlul 1'rluccloii. S.'iO. A I'liluiiiblii university club has been In eorporiitril In New York city wllh a membership lo begin with of 430, elh Low Is one of the Incorporators, s nre also Abraiii Hewitt nnd Nich olas .Murray llullrr, Douglas Story, writing In Mil 11 try's on the universities of Kurope, says Ihal llussla has no university more than liu years old. In nil, there are I111 universities In llussla, but Die students nre rarely Itiisslans. At Dorpiit, of the I, coo stuilrnts, more than l.lisi are Protestant Hermans, C.'.ll Jews and only 11 J lira orthodox lliissluiis, lliisslan students hnvn no ndlege life, the university being mere ly 11 series nf led ores. Thr students tale the professors, DICTATES OF FASHION. Due ntlruellti Inn cloth gown Is trimmed with the soutache hrulil 1 11 black nnd white. Corset enters of line Inwu are occa sionally trimmed vtlthileepcremu laci liiseiihnis nnd t'tlges nnd nre pretly when worn with deep crenm-rolorcil petlicoats. New French fell liatslti rnugh braver mid shaggy ruiurlVhiilr elli els, nlsn in inoltleil, licntlier-iulxeil mid griinlle weiitlngs, un worn en suite wllh util ity costumes of like pattern. Turquoise mill rlx bias fashionable nt ever. The liiiquolse It, iiioreoter, tin stone for December, so that 11 lucky chiiriu may tery upprnprliil'rly be given 011 Christmas, which Is the world's blrlhday. Then, too. Hie tur quoise signifies "prosperity," n pretty Idea for I lit- licwyciir. Steel and black are combined fre quently ttllli good clfeets this yenr. lu some of the smart slocha Hie dots of teltet which iiuilic 11 guild trimming for so many things art set upon 11 luce or net foundation ami encircled with beads, black ami steel nlleriiiililig. Lines of bbickniid steel beads ore tube seen III oilier combinations on stocks. PERSONAL MENTION. King IMttard wears it No. 71ml, Hie kaiser tl'-i nnd the duke of Corn wall 6, Sir Joseph DiriiMlntc, who has Jutt been Installed as lortl mayor of Lou don, Is 11 graduate of Lion, mid Is the llrsl l.tou boy who lias fills c I the olllce for a period of 130 years, Dmitri Kiisjstijajlicmi, uu Armenian who arrived ut the (larret Illbllcal In stitute, Illinois, to study theology, bus changed his tiiimn to "Mr, Little," us none ut tint professors were able to pronounce ids Armenian limuc. itussell (lurdiicr,iirlch Mlsttstlpplmi, has constructed it pleasure yacht, the Alice May, furnished It sumptuously ami lives on It almost the entire year. In the summer In northern waters nnd lu the winter along thedulf of Mexico. King J.dwurd Is u disciplinarian ns legal ils his court. It dors not do for nuy uf the gentlemen of his household to be absent without leave, Ilia ma jesty is snld to liutu telegraphed to a very high olllcrr In Scotland merely to remind htm thut ths court la at present lu Loudoi.